Laura L. Ballori is the Executive Vice-President of Ballori Farre, a New York City based advertising and communications firm. She is also the New York Correspondent for IMAGEN Magazine, Puerto Rico's leading monthly, where she writes about the arts, as well as cultural and lifestyle issues. Ms. Ballori also serves as both a member of the board and artistic director of The Children Foundation, which helps children with learning disabilities and whose Annual Autumn Gala – a classical music fundraising event – she has produced since 1998. She is also an operatic soprano who has trained at Juilliard, Strasberg and Stella Adler. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.